A protestor uses a tennis racket to return a tear gas canister during a demonstration to protest the government's proposed labour law reforms in Nantes, France

“Libyans are ready to tackle and eradicate Islamic State in their country but Libya is already benefiting from international cooperation on intelligence”, the prime minister of the U.N.-backed unity government in Tripoli, Fayez Seraj, told newsmen in an interview on Friday.

Fayez Seraj said that “efforts to unify Libya’s armed factions were progressing and no one, including controversial eastern commander Khalifa Haftar would be excluded from a national army as long as they submitted to the central political authority”.

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